The Christmas Doll

CD - unabridged
Audio (3 discs)
Product Number: DD6397
Released: Sep 01, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470892807
Narrator/s: Bernadette Dunne
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Lucy Wolcott and her younger sister Glory are two young orphans who have no one in the world but each other. Every day, they labor from dawn to dusk in the bleak, cold shelter of a public workhouse in old London Town, where there is little to eat and the nights are cold and damp. The only light in their lives comes from the stories that Lucy invents about a family she barely remembers, and a doll named Morning Glory who Lucy promises is destined to return to them someday. When Lucy finds an old, discarded doll, Glory is certain that it's the long-lost Morning Glory. But Morning Glory is no ordinary doll, and how she leads the girls to the most surprising turns of fortune makes for a heartwarming story that brims with love, hope, and the truest spirit of Christmas.

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Author(s): Elvira Woodruff
Narrator(s): Bernadette Dunne
Product Number Z100095577
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481549585

Professional reviews

"Long ago London was a terrifying place. Worrying about danger, illness, and getting caught and returned to the orphanage, Lucy must protect and provide for her sister, Glory. But it's the loving stories and gentle magic of the doll, Morning Glory, that have kept them both alive and hopeful. Although the characters are simple, the story's plot is appropriately suspenseful and predictably satisfying. Bernadette Dunne's narration is solid, making the characters real. Dunne's versatility, as she ably differentiates the characters, highlights the extremes of poverty and wealth in the lives of the different social classes and leaves the reader with a warm, hopeful feeling. W.L.S. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"